Norfolk Tides 8, Durham Bulls 4
The Tides clinched a division title with their victory over the Bulls. Tyler Wilson showed a little rust in his first work since July. WIlson struck out five and didn't walk anyone, but allowed four runs in three innings. Dana Eveland worked four scoreless innings for the win. Henry Urrutia singled and doubled while Christian Walker doubled and drew a walk.
Bowie Baysox 7, Erie SeaWolves 1
Making his second career AA start, David Hess held the SeaWolves to one run in 6.2 innings pitched. Hess struck out eight and allowed just four base hits. Trey Mancini was 4-5 with a homer and Quincy Latimore was 2-4 with a homer, his 20th of the season. Chance Sisco doubled and drew a walk. In 19 AA games, Sisco has slashed a solid .271/.354/.414.
Frederick Keys 0, Winston-Salem Dash 1
The Keys didn't have many opportunities to put runs on the board, but failed to seize the initiative even when rare opportunities DID materialize. Josh Hart was caught stealing twice and Tanner Witt was also caught stealing. WYnston Sawyer was charged with a passed ball and a throwing error. The Keys also struck out eleven times. That being said, John Means logged his best start since moving up from Delmarva. Means lasted innings and allowed the sole run of the game.
Delmarva Shorebirds 5, Lakewood BlueClaws 4
Francisco Jimenez has methodically moved himself up the organizational pecking order since his making his debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2012. Jimenez began this season at the Gulf Coast League, but has made his last four starts for the Shorebirds. The 20 year old righty went nearly six innings and allowed two earned runs, but induced eight groundouts. T.J. Olesczuk tripled for the fifth time this year and also singled while Logan Uxa and Elier Leyva doubled.
Aberdeen Ironbirds 4, Hudson Valley Renegades 0
Despite allowing ten hits, Ironbirds pitchers kept the Renegades off the board. Cristian Alvarado allowed seven hits and walked none five innings. Kory Groves pitched three scoreless innings and has allowed four earned runs and struck out 31 in 32.1 innings since making his professional debut. Alejandro Juvier, a 19 year veteran of the 2014 draft, had a pair of hits and has slashed .340/.380/.447 in 19 games since moving up to Aberdeen. He plays second base. D.J. Stewart went 0-4.
Full boxscores are available here.
NOR: Elih Villanueva
BOW: Dennis Torres
FRE: Mitch Horacek
DEL: Caleb Kellogg